Changeworks has become one of a select few organisations to receive Platinum status from the prestigious Investors in People accreditation group.

The award, which has been given to just 51 organisations in the Scotland, acknowledges Changeworks as creating “a supportive empowered operating environment” and “a high performing organisation”.

Investors in People (IiP) have a presence in 66 countries worldwide, with only two per cent of participants achieving Platinum level. Changeworks is one of the just nine per cent of participants based in the third sector, making the achievement of getting Platinum a truly significant one.

Teresa Bray, Changeworks Chief Executive, said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve achieved the incredible feat of Investors in People Platinum. It’s a great reflection on the hard work of all our people to make Changeworks a brilliant, empowering place to work, and to get this during the COVID-19 pandemic is even more impressive.

Our staff have gone above and beyond over the past year, continuing to offer outstanding service to everyone we work with despite a very challenging environment.”

Ruth Kelling, who assessed Changeworks for Investors in People, said: “I have been working with Changeworks for seven years and during that time have supported them with their aims to be a knowledge-based organisation, to bring added value to Scotland's targets on carbon reduction, and to implement a coaching culture. 

“Their achievement of Platinum accreditation against the challenging IiP framework during the current times of adversity is remarkable. It is testament to their willingness to respond to feedback, and the hard work they have put in to create a supportive empowered operating environment.  Their accolade is well deserved.”